A big Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year from the team at Tooth Co Kids.
We are closed for routine work from the 24th of December – 9th January, however if your child needs an urgent or emergency appointment our Smales Farm and Eastridge practices are open from 9am – 4pm daily. If you need to book an emergency or urgent appointment you can call Smales Farm on 094109971 or Eastridge on 095212021 or book online. We look forward to seeing you in 2023.
If a hole in a tooth goes deep into the tooth it can sometimes infect the nerve of the tooth.
This will often result in toothache or an abscess of the tooth.
Early treatment of these teeth is very important as if reached early a procedure called a ‘pulpotomy’ can be performed.
During a Pulpotomy the decay in the tooth is removed and the infected area of the nerve is also cleaned out. A special ‘dressing’ is applied to remove the pain from the tooth and the tooth is rebuilt, usually with a Kids Crown if the decay is extensive.
Pulpotomies have a good success rate if the infection is caught early and can prevent the early removal of baby teeth.